So you want to buy a photograph. Here's the final question in the series of 5 blog posts on what to ask before buying a photograph.
Question 5. What is the condition?
Sidestep prints in bad condition (creased, marked or faded images) as well as poor images by famous photographers - the name itself does not have value. Vintage prints in good condition can be good investments, as long as you look after them. All art photography should be mounted and framed with museum standard materials and kept away from direct sunlight, humid conditions and extreme changes in temperature.